Latest News

New EHRI Document Blog: "Messages from the Ghetto"


Messages from the Ghetto – Viennese transports to the General Government in early 1941

The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Christa Mehany-Mitterrutzner (DÖW) and Wolfgang Schellenbacher (JMP) focuses on letters and postcards of deportees from the collections of the Documentation Centre of the Austrian Resistance in Vienna of the early Viennese transportations to ghettos in the “Generalgouvernement” in February and March 1941.

What to Expect from EHRI in 2019


2018 was an eventful year for the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). The 24 partners within the consortium worked hard and great milestones were reached, such as the integration of the 2,000th archival institution into the EHRI Portal and over 100 EHRI fellows that were invited to stay at one of the partner institutions during the last project period. Important highlights were also the Honorary Mention that EHRI received at the Prix Ars Electronica 2018 and last but not least our inclusion on the ESFRI (the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) Roadmap, which puts EHRI on its way to becoming a permanent organisation.

2,000th Archival Institution Integrated into the EHRI Portal


The EHRI Portal is one of our most important tools. It offers access to information on Holocaust-related archival material held in institutions across Europe and beyond. Several new archival collections were recently added to the EHRI Portal.

People in EHRI: Leah Sidebotham - Digital Asset Manager


Leah Sidebotham is part of the Engagement Team at The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in London. She has been in charge of EHRI's Facebook and Twitter pages in Work Package 2 on Communication and will later this year start as Digital Asset Manager as part of the more technical Work Packages 10 and 13.

Report on the Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage


On 15–16 November in Brussels, the European Commission, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, organized the “2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage”, The Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage. Some thirty innovative European research projects were represented (please see here for the full list).

EHRI Conference in Warsaw on the Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto


The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw recently organized the international conference Research and Preservation of the Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, within the framework of European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project. The one-day conference, which took place on 8 December 2018, aimed to bring together scholars dealing with the history of the Warsaw Ghetto and working on the Secret Archive (also known as the Emanuel Ringelblum’s Archive) created by the Oneg Shabbat, a team of Jews lead by Emanuel Ringelblum, who documented daily life in the Jewish district of Warsaw.

Call for Proposals: EHRI Conference: Holocaust Studies in the Digital Age. What’s New?


This EHRI Conference, to be held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam on 2 July 2019, will explore how digital technology influences contemporary Holocaust research in its broadest sense. Is the research field undergoing a digital transition that profoundly changes its nature? We will take stock of the contemporary effects of the ‘digital turn’ by discussing three interrelated themes and we invite a selection of scholars in the field to present their views. THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED.

Call for Applications EHRI Workshop at VWI: "It happened here!"


This EHRI workshop, to be held at the Wiener Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust studies, Vienna, Austria on 1-2 April 2019, aims to have a fresh look at how Holocaust documentation is made available in the space where the historical events unfolded. We welcome proposals on all aspects of making Holocaust documentation digitally available in the space of the community.

New EHRI Document Blog: How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry


The newest EHRI Document Blog post is based on the key publication and original sources of one of the major eyewitness chroniclers of the Holocaust in Hungary. Edited by Nina Munk, Ferenc Laczó and László Csősz, the blog post presents excerpts culled from the new critical edition of Ernő Munkácsi’s How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry, and from the book’s introduction by Ferenc Laczó.

Call for proposals: The Activities of ‘the Joint’ in Poland and Neighboring Countries 1945-1989: Reality and Perceptions


Researchers are invited to submit a proposal for the workshop “The Activities of ‘the Joint’ in Poland and Neighboring Countries 1945-1989: Reality and Perceptions,” to be held at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw on August 7-9, 2019. This workshop is co-sponsored by the JDC Archives and the POLIN Museum. Other partners include the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University.